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Certificates Awarded to Welders

    by Melissa Jensen
    Posted on 4/24/2015

Five students in Storm Lake have completed a four course production welding certificate offered by Iowa Central Community College.  A couple of the students have decided to expand their knowledge and are continuing their education in Fort Dodge by enrolling in a Robotics Welding class offered in May.  Others have chosen to enter the workforce and put their skills to use.  With the ever changing economy, the experience the students have gained will help them enter a company where additional training may be given to satisfy the industry’s needs.  The students have shown the willpower and the drive to succeed in order to better their lives in a positive way. 

Iowa Central Community College has implemented and successfully completed several certificate classes at the Storm Lake campus.  These certificate programs are made possible by the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant.  The programs are offered as non-credit but are given advance standing to be translated to credit should the student decide to go on and get the full diploma.  The classes included are those considered by Iowa Central’s advisory board to be crucial for entry level job placement.  Therefore, these certificates open up two possible pathways for students to pursue.  They can either add them to their resume to seek immediate employment, or turn them into credit, giving them a head start on earning a diploma.

 Iowa Central Community College will be holding a production welding certificate program and industrial maintenance certificate program in Storm Lake starting June 15, 2015.  Enrollment is open now for the summer courses in Storm Lake.  Registration is available at Goodwill Connection Center every Thursday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  For more information, contact TAACCCT Project Manager Lindsay Henderson at (515)574-1973, or email

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